Monday, October 14, 2013

Californians on Legalizing Marijuana

As expected California Republicans are not in favour of legalizing marijuana, about an even split half and half. That's slightly higher than Democrats. Of course, this is all the wrong question to be asking. The 'war on drugs' has all but failed. The issue I have with it? The COST IN DOLLARS. To incarcerate, prosecute, to combat. This is massive amounts of money that would be better spent on consumption, for regular folks who are trying to make ends meet. Heck, use the money to lower taxes, then everybody wins. But as it stands now, the entire strategy and culture around marijuana needs to change. There must be a third way because the mass inefficiencies are pointing to the need for changes.